Took a drive up in the mountains last night with the family to scout out some camping sites. I couldn't believe how green everything was. Yes, it's spring but a typical spring in Utah lasts about one week. Everything has a greenish hue to it until the weather turns hot. After that everything turns brown. With the low clouds and high humidity, I could have sworn that we were in driving through the northwest.
The river near the camp site we chose was swollen and in some places overflowing it's banks. I'm crossing my fingers that the campsite we chose is still around later this summer.
On the way back it started raining.
Typical Utah rains go something like this: It rains for five minutes then the sun comes out. If it's a big storm it might rain for 10, sometimes 15 minutes.
Not this storm.
The rain was coming down in sheets and it didn't let up. The whole 90 minute drive home I was gripping the steering wheel and praying that we could just make it home without hydroplaning into another car.
It was still raining when I drifted off to sleep a few hours later.
Marathon Girl has always wanted to move back to Washington State. Weather-wise she just got her wish.